Pitfalls of Building a House in the Philippines

A Story of an Expat's Experience and Lessons Learned Building your own house can be rewarding for some and stressful for others, but it’s always challenging. That’s especially so when...

How to Visit an Embera Indian Village in Panama

One of the most interesting things to do in Panama if you are curious about nature and local culture is to take a trip into the tropical rainforest to...

Treasure the Street Trees in Tropical Cities

A few years ago when I was living in a suburb of Quezon City in the Philippines, our neighbor cut down a large mango tree that was growing on...

How to Improve the Sky in Tropical Seascape Photos

We all like to take seascape photos in the tropics. Whether you live by a beach, or are just visiting, there’s nothing that screams “the tropics” more than a...

Decorating a Tropical Home in Caribbean Style

Interior designers of tropical homes often refer to Caribbean style. So, what exactly is Caribbean style, and how does it differ from other styles of tropical interior décor? There’s...

Kiribati: One of the Least Visited Countries in the Tropics

The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiri-bahs) is a country that not many people have heard of, outside of those who live in the Pacific. Kiribati is an island nation,...